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by gear-report
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: New and Used Gear For Sale
Topic: WallyWorld Clearence!
Replies: 19
Views: 12948

Re: WallyWorld Clearence!

That Sawyer filter is what I used for the filter I made.
Got it at WW for $30 a couple of weeks ago.
Bought both that they had, actually. :)
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by gear-report
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Aluminum cans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Aluminum cans?

got it. thanks. :)
by gear-report
Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: WOOD BURNING STOVES
Topic: Aluminum cans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Aluminum cans?

Been looking at woodgas stove plans and haven't seen any using nested aluminum cans of different sizes. I'm sure there is a reason for this. I'm guessing that the cans will melt. Can anyone confirm or refute this? I'm just thinking that a small aluminum can based woodgas would be lighter than the on...
by gear-report
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: Light gravity feed water filter DIY
Replies: 15
Views: 62240

Re: Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Thanks for the feedback, everyone, and sorry for the post with a bad link. I have fixed the link in the original post. On the pre-filter note... I've been looking for a good solution to two problems: -prefilter the water to protect the Sawyer filter (which can be back-washed in the field, but is sup...
by gear-report
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: Light gravity feed water filter DIY
Replies: 15
Views: 62240

Light gravity feed water filter DIY

Howdy folks. I went on a group hike and hang a few weeks ago with a bunch of folks from hammockforums.net. Found that many of the faster hikers were carrying water filters instead of carrying jugs of water. Back in the day I used a First Need filter on AT hikes, and it worked great, but was a lot of...
by gear-report
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: What scale for weighing gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 18216

Re: What scale for weighing gear?

realityguy wrote:That's alright with me..Someone has to pay retail for the things so wives can say "Why the h*ll did he buy this?!..and donate it to thrift stores while hubby isn't looking so I can buy it 10 cents on the dollar.

:lol: :lol: :lol:


Glad I can be of service. :o :D
by gear-report
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: What scale for weighing gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 18216

Re: What scale for weighing gear?

Ah yes... thrift stores.
I purposely stay away from thrift stores.
The pack rat in me sees a DIY project use for too many things.
I think my wife would bury me in my sleep under a pile of "stuff I might find a DIY use for someday" if I also started going to thrift stores. :)
by gear-report
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: What scale for weighing gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 18216

Re: What scale for weighing gear?

From a similar thread I posted on hf.net: [QUOTE=TZBrown;423175]After reading all I could about a pocket scale I decided to follow these guys on BPL Here is a link to a thread on BPL http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/thread_display.html?forum_thread_id=40953&disable...
by gear-report
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Zen and the art of lightweight backpacking
Topic: What scale for weighing gear?
Replies: 28
Views: 18216

What scale for weighing gear?

Not sure if I'm putting this in the right forum. Ok, I finally decided that I need a digital scale for weighing the gear that I make and buy... just finding it difficult to decide what to get. I want the cheapest thing that will work reliably. I want to weigh really light things like alcohol stoves,...
by gear-report
Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Shelter Skelter
Topic: Tested a bunch of DIY gear this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 6471

Re: Tested a bunch of DIY gear this weekend

that looks like a lot of fun and a very nice area to camp. GReat job on the hammock and everything else too. Chapeau for getting your girl out. Yep. Nice park. Felt rather remote, so none of the "camping on top of your neighbor" issues that you might find in a commercial campground... but...